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Fed Cup: Akwa United get 'executive order'

19 November 2015, 15:09Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Akwa United football club have been given an executive order by the governor of Akwa Ibom State, Emmanuel Udom, to do everything possible to bring the Federation Cup trophy home, when they face Lobi Stars on Sunday in the final of the event at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.

The governor did not mince words, as he expressly ordered the players of the club to go to Lagos and beat Lobi Stars in the finals of the 2015 tournament, when he hosted the players to a breakfast meeting on Wednesday at the government house, Uyo.

Also read: Former players, journalists to get Fed Cup honours

"I am coming for the game against Lobi Stars in Lagos. I want you to go and bring back the trophy. The state is waiting patiently for the trophy, Udom said.

"I know you have a good team that can make all of us in Akwa Ibom smile. This is the first time, a club from the state will qualify for the final of the Federation Cup and I want you to make it count this time"

Meanwhile, Lobi United Captain, Terna Ikpeen has assured that his side will beat Akwa Ibom team when they clash on Sunday.

Ikpeen insists that they have a better team and will emerge Champions of the competition this year.

"We have a good team. We are ready for this match. We have prepared for the game, and we are going to triumph on Sunday. The motivation is there for us and everything is set for us to become champions on Sunday."

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